Tamara Myers

First Name: 

Tamara

Last Name: 

Myers

Full Title: 

Associate Professor

Email: 

Education: 

PhD, McGill University

Interests: 

Modern North American Society; History of Youth, Policing, Juvenile Justice, Gender, Girlhood, Activism and Visual Culture

Address: 

MG 347

Profile: 

Tamara Myers is an historian of modern North American society. Her published work has focused on juvenile justice, delinquency and youth, sexuality and gender, and regulation, as well as more recently on policing, urban space, childhood, activism, and visual culture. She is the author of Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945 (Toronto 2006) and Youth Squad: A History of Policing Children in Mid- Twentieth Century North America (submitted for review); coeditor of Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History, 6th and 7th editions, and The Difference that Kids Make: Placing Children and Childhood in Canadian History. She has published widely including in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Social History, Diplomatic History, and the Journal of the History of Children and Youth. She has won the best article prizes from the Society for the History of Children and Youth and the Canadian Historical Association (History of Sexuality) and her research has been supported by numerous grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Before coming to Lehigh she was an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Montreal History Group, a research group based at McGill University. She is currently working on the Miles for Millions walkathons (about youth activism and global consciousness in the 1960s and 70s). She is the Vice-President (President-elect, 2019) of the Society for the History of Children and Youth.

Selected Publications:

Books

Youth Squad: A History of Policing Children in Mid- Twentieth Century North America (submitted for review);

Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).

Lara Campbell, Tamara Myers, and Adele Perry, eds., Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History, 7th Edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016) and 6th Edition (2010).

Mona Gleason and Tamara Myers, eds., Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History:  The Difference Kids Make (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, Leslie Paris, and Veronica Strong-Boag, eds., Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

Articles, Chapters, and Other Publications

"Women Policing Women: A Patrol Woman in Montreal in the 1910s," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 4, 1, (1993) 229–245.

"The Voluntary Delinquent: Parents, Daughters, and the Montreal Juvenile Delinquents' Court in 1918," The Canadian Historical Review 80, 2 (June 1999), 242-268.

Tamara Myers and Joan Sangster, "Retorts, Runaways and Riots: Patterns of Resistance in Canadian Reform Schools for Girls, 1930-60." Journal of Social History 34, 3 (2001), 669-697.

Tamara Myers and Mary Ann Poutanen, "Cadets, Curfews, and Compulsory Schooling: Mobilizing Anglophone Children in WWII Quebec," Journal of Social History (2005), 367-398.

"Sex, Gender, and the History of the Adolescent Body: 30 years after 'The Crime of Precocious Sexuality,'" Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 2, 1 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 95-102.

"Blistered and Bleeding, Tired and Determined: Visual Representations of Children and Youth in the Miles for Millions Walkathon," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 22, 1 (2011), 245-275.

Tamara Myers and Mona Gleason, “History of Childhood in Canada,” Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, revised and expanded 2017. (An annotated bibliography on the state of the field; approximately 105 entries).

"Local Action and Global Imagining: Youth, International Development, and the Walkathon Phenomenon in Sixties' and Seventies' Canada," Diplomatic History 39, 2 (2014), 282-293. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

“Didactic Sudden Death: Children, Police and Teaching Citizenship in the Age of Automobility,” for special issue on children and death, Journal of the History of Children and Youth 8,3 (Fall 2015): 451-75. Guest edited by Kathleen Jones, Lydia Murdoch, and Tamara Myers

“Youth Consciousness, Delinquency, and the Montreal Miracle,” in William Bush and David Tanenhaus, eds., Ages of Anxiety: Delinquency in Global Perspective (New York: NYU Press, 2018), 81-100.